AMP Capital has appointed a new fund management team for the AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund (ADPF), with Tom Green appointed as Fund Manager and Andrew Jeffs as Deputy Fund Manager. This follows the transition of outgoing Fund Manager, Brett Williams to Managing Director, Retail within the Real Estate business.
Brett Williams is responsible for AMP Capital’s retail real estate platform including the wholesale pooled funds of ADPF and the AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund (ASCF), overseeing the investment, leasing, property and development management functions of AMP Capital’s $12 billion of retail assets under management.
Tom Green brings with him more than 10 years’ experience within the real estate industry across asset management, funds management and transactions. Green has been with AMP Capital since 2017, initially joining as Assistant Fund Manager for AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF) and more recently as Assistant Fund Manager of ADPF. Prior to this role, which he held for two years, Green was Associate Director of Colliers International’s Capital Markets team and Senior Fund Analyst with Lendlease in the Investment Management division, with primary responsibility for the Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial.
Andrew Jeffs joins AMP Capital from Lendlease where he held several operational and fund management roles since 2011. As Deputy Fund Manager of AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund (ADPF), Andrew is responsible for providing support on key fund and commercial activities, including the conception and execution of the fund strategy, investor engagement, capital management and portfolio construction and management.
Jeffs has more than 15 years’ experience across many facets of retail including valuation, management and investment management. Most recently Head of Retail Operations, Investment Management, Jeffs was responsible for delivering the strategic, operational and continuous improvement initiatives across the business. Prior to this, he held roles of General Manager Business Operations, and Business Transformation Manager as well as providing strategy and analysis for the Australian Prime Property Fund – Retail, after having started his career in valuation at Colliers International.
AMP Capital Managing Director, Retail Brett Williams said he was pleased to make these two strong appointments to the Fund.
“I am very pleased to appoint such strong real estate investment professionals to ADPF, which is one of largest diversified property funds in Australia. Over the last few months Tom has worked closely with me as I’ve transitioned into my new role, and his appointment demonstrates the outstanding and diverse talent we have in this business.
“Additionally, we were impressed by Andrew’s strong retail and operational experience, and his skills will perfectly complement Tom’s, to create a winning team. Under Tom’s leadership, I have no doubt the Fund will go from strength to strength, as we look to continue to provide sustainable returns for our investors,” Williams said.
In October 2019, AMP Capital announced the leadership team for its retail real estate business, welcoming Marco Ettorre to the role of Head of Retail and Investments, effective January 2020. In this role, Ettorre will be accountable for driving performance, innovation and cultural change through our integrated retail platform and leading the property management, leasing and investment management teams.
Also reporting to Brett Williams on the Retail Leadership Team are Conrad Sinclair, AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund Manager (ASCF).
AMP Capital is one of the largest real estate fund managers in the Asia Pacific, with more than $28 billion in funds under management as at 30 June 2019.